Burkina Faso Refugee Statistics 1983-2022

Refugees are people who are recognized as refugees under the 1951 Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees or its 1967 Protocol, the 1969 Organization of African Unity Convention Governing the Specific Aspects of Refugee Problems in Africa, people recognized as refugees in accordance with the UNHCR statute, people granted refugee-like humanitarian status, and people provided temporary protection. Asylum seekers--people who have applied for asylum or refugee status and who have not yet received a decision or who are registered as asylum seekers--are excluded. Palestinian refugees are people (and their descendants) whose residence was Palestine between June 1946 and May 1948 and who lost their homes and means of livelihood as a result of the 1948 Arab-Israeli conflict. Country of asylum is the country where an asylum claim was filed and granted.
  • Burkina Faso refugee statistics for 2021 was 25,010.00, a 23.49% increase from 2020.
  • Burkina Faso refugee statistics for 2020 was 20,252.00, a 21.71% decline from 2019.
  • Burkina Faso refugee statistics for 2019 was 25,869.00, a 2.98% increase from 2018.
  • Burkina Faso refugee statistics for 2018 was 25,120.00, a 4.01% increase from 2017.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name Refugees Granted Asylum
Uganda 1,529,903.00
Ethiopia 821,283.00
Syrian Arab Republic 589,542.00
Chad 555,782.00
Democratic Republic of Congo 524,148.00
South Sudan 333,673.00
Niger 249,945.00
Tanzania 207,101.00
Rwanda 121,896.00
Yemen 89,467.00
Burundi 81,491.00
Afghanistan 66,949.00
Mali 49,975.00
Burkina Faso 25,010.00
Malawi 21,529.00
Nepal 19,574.00
Senegal 14,479.00
Somalia 13,804.00
Tajikistan 10,724.00
Togo 10,683.00
Zimbabwe 9,483.00
Central African Republic 9,305.00
Liberia 8,169.00
Guinea 5,741.00
Mozambique 4,797.00
Gambia 4,418.00
Guinea-Bissau 1,846.00
Benin 1,736.00
Sierra Leone 345.00
Madagascar 165.00
Eritrea 121.00
Comoros 27.00
Burkina Faso Refugee Statistics - Historical Data
Year Refugees Granted Asylum Annual % Change
2021 25,010.00 23.49%
2020 20,252.00 -21.71%
2019 25,869.00 2.98%
2018 25,120.00 4.01%
2017 24,152.00 -25.80%
2016 32,551.00 -4.31%
2015 34,017.00 6.66%
2014 31,894.00 9.10%
2013 29,233.00 -25.62%
2012 39,304.00 7059.20%
2011 549.00 3.58%
2010 530.00 -2.39%
2009 543.00 -2.34%
2008 556.00 3.93%
2007 535.00 4.49%
2006 512.00 -0.19%
2005 513.00 3.85%
2004 494.00 6.01%
2003 466.00 1.97%
2002 457.00 0.00%
2001 457.00 -33.96%
2000 692.00 2.98%
1999 672.00 19.57%
1998 562.00 -68.76%
1997 1,799.00 -93.66%
1996 28,381.00 -4.69%
1995 29,777.00 -40.43%
1994 49,990.00 657.77%
1993 6,597.00 16.35%
1992 5,670.00 1671.88%
1991 320.00 -8.57%
1990 350.00 -2.78%
1989 360.00 38.46%
1988 260.00 -3.70%
1987 270.00 22.73%
1986 220.00 144.44%
1985 90.00 -10.00%
1984 100.00 42.86%
1983 70.00 42.86%